Collision Repair Technician
Students in this major will learn how to complete non-structural collision repair and automotive refinishing. The courses that will be covered include damage analysis, structural repair and minor dent repair, plastics repair, all aspects painting and refinishing. Students will also learn how to use various tools in repairing damage and to remove and install handles, moldings, trim, and bolted body parts. In addition, the student will learn to MIG weld industry standard joints following I-CAR standards. Auto Collision Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding is also included within this major. This career major also includes painting preparation, sanding processes, color matching and adjusting color, removing and installing glass, and the process of written estimates. Students will learn about handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials and selecting proper personal protective equipment and maintenance. The hours completed in this major are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards, and ASE certification is recommended and industry recognized.